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'Grandpa' Flees Nagorno-Karabakh On Horseback

'Grandpa' Flees Nagorno-Karabakh On Horseback
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Ethnic Armenian Rafik Sarkisian rode his beloved horse from Nagorno-Karabakh to safety in Armenia after Azerbaijani forces attacked Nagorno-Karabakh on September 19. He traveled for over 24 hours before a local Armenian family took in the exhausted 60-year-old. Sarkisian told RFE/RL that he left nearly everything behind, including the graves of his two sons who both died in 2020 during fighting over the region.